Executive Vice President – Tenant Representation
Scott Symington is the Executive Vice President of Tenant Representation at Select Strategies Realty. Scott has been involved with retail real estate for over 35 years. His vast experience includes senior positions with large international retailers, commercial brokerage, regional mall management, tenant relations, merchandising and marketing.
Most recently, as a Vice President of Genesco Inc., Scott worked on the national and international expansion for Johnston & Murphy, Lids, Hat World, Journeys, Journeys Kids and others to include Canada and U.S. and Canadian airports. Prior to Genesco, Scott was with Luxottica, headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. His primary responsibility was to expand the territory of brands including: Brooks Brothers, Lens Crafters, Pearle Vision and Sunglass Hut to airports, resorts and Canada. He held the position of Vice President of Real Estate and Construction at Life Uniform Stores, where he led a 30% plus store count increase via organic growth and regional acquisitions. He also significantly reduced gross rentals and construction costs. Scott is also credited with leading retail leasing for Southmark Commercial Management’s 18 center northeast region. He focused on stabilizing properties impacted by new competition, while increasing the occupancy and cash flow.
Scott has been married for 38 years with four children and an expanding number of grandchildren. Mr. Symington has supported his former community as a volunteer fireman and first responder for medical emergencies. Scott is a licensed instrument-rated airplane pilot as well.